Staten Island Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric Dentist Staten Island, NY

It’s important to promote oral hygiene at a young age. RSN Dental PC of Staten Island is kid-friendly and wants to help yours keep good oral health. Many families don’t think to bring their kids to the dentist until there's already a problem. But bringing your kids in when their teeth start to come in gets them familiar with the dentist and can help avoid issues down the road.

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Benefits Of A Pediatric Dentist

Going to a pediatric dentist lets your child feel comfortable and at ease in what can be a very intimidating environment. Our pediatric dentist at RSN Dental PC is trained to work with children, with skills, techniques, and prizes to make the visit successful.

Even if they don’t have that many teeth yet, having your child see a pediatric dentist helps keep their oral hygiene on track. You can address any issues or bad habits before they cause damage. Also, since your child will be in a kid-friendly environment, they might even look forward to coming back, so you don’t have to worry about dragging them to the dentist.

We’re a Convenient Kids Dentist

Our children's dentist office is conveniently located in Staten Island. We treat children from a very young age, believing that preventative oral health care is essential for their ability to eat and speak clearly, avoid discomfort, and decrease the need for braces later on. We also know that most families have an extremely busy schedule, and it can be difficult to make a dental appointment in between school, soccer, and ballet. As a kids dentist, we will work with you to schedule appointments for a time that is convenient so that you do not have to pull the kids out of school or take too much time off work. Let us know what your scheduling restrictions are when calling our office so that we can provide you with a convenient appointment time.

Pediatric Dentistry Procedures

We offer a variety of pediatric dentistry procedures that can help your child to stay in excellent oral health. While it starts with a dental exam and teeth cleaning, this is only the beginning. As a children's dentist office, we can also complete fluoride treatments and seal the teeth when necessary. These two procedures can help to strengthen and protect teeth so that they are less likely to become infected or get a cavity. While simple and fast, these two procedures can work together or separately to prevent your child from experiencing any unnecessary dental pain that can be caused by a cavity.

If your child does get a cavity or an infection, we can treat it right away so that they can feel comfortable again. Even baby teeth need to be treated because of the discomfort that they can cause your child. Fortunately, we can work with young children, and though the teeth are smaller, the procedure can be completed with precision so that they get the care they need without further complications. In order to help children relax and remain comfortable during this type of treatment, we offer sedation dentistry. This may be as simple as providing your child with laughing gas to relax, or if they are very small, they may need to be put to sleep while we complete the procedure. As a kids' dentist, we only use sedation when necessary. Simultaneously, it is dangerous for a child to be wiggly when dental tools are in their mouth. As such, it is better for a small child to be put to sleep than risk them moving and getting a secondary cut as a result.

As a children's dentist, we will discuss all of these treatment options, including the possibility of sedation, with you. This way you can make an informed decision as to the dental work you want to have completed and the timing of it. In some cases, parents prefer to postpone treating minor cavities for a few months if they feel their child may experience a developmental milestone, for example turning four years old, that may make them more prepared for the treatment. At RSN Dental PC, we will work with you to ensure that both you and your child are confident in the decisions that you make regarding their oral health care.

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A Comfortable Children’s Dentist

When you get to our dental office, you will instantly see the difference. As a children's dentist office, we have designed our lobby and exam rooms to be kid friendly. You will find age appropriate books, toys and warm colors that can help your child to relax and feel at ease. We also recommend that if you live in the Staten Island area, bring your child by our office before their first dental exam. When a child is familiar with an environment, they are more likely to be relaxed and to feel safe. Stop by and say hello to our friendly office staff so that when you return to our children's dentist office for a teeth cleaning, your child will feel at ease during their appointment.

When it comes time to clean and examine their teeth, our team has the necessary skills and training to act as a pediatric dentist, that can help your child to feel comfortable during their appointment. With a friendly demeanor and conversation, we can help your child to feel right at home. We also believe in letting children set the pace so if cleaning teeth is too much for the first visit, we will start with an exam and schedule a second appointment for the actual teeth cleaning. The goal is to set a trend for lifelong oral health, and that starts with a positive experience. To schedule an appointment with our Staten Island kids' dentist office, call 347-344-5806.

How Does It Work?

At RSN Dental PC, we are committed to ensuring the best oral health for your child. Our office provides flouride treatments when needed so your child’s teeth are better protected from cavities and infections. Our staff always discusses treatment plans with the parents to make sure everyone is informed and comfortable. We give you all the tools and information to keep up with your child’s routine maintenance.

Call RSN Dental PC Today For Your Child’s Appointment!

Taking your child to the dentist shouldn’t be stressful or complicated, but we know it can be anyway. The pediatric dentists at RSN Dental PC of Staten Island do their best to make sure your little ones feel comfortable when they’re at our office, so you can relax and they can get the care they need. We’re pretty good at getting that nice, happy ending for everyone involved! Make your child’s appointment today: (347) 344-5806.

Definition of Family Dental Terminology
Dental Caries
Dental caries are also known as cavities and result from a lack of proper oral hygiene leaving plaque that forms tiny holes in the teeth.
Dental Sealants
Dental sealants are a solution of plastic material that we apply to the crown of the tooth to protect the areas within the ridges of teeth from infection.
Dental Prophylaxis
A dental prophylaxis is a thorough cleaning procedure that involves preventing the spread or continued growth of periodontal disease and gingivitis.
A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.
Etchant is a gentle acid to treat the surface of a specific tooth to help the filling material stick to the tooth.
Occlusion describes the mandibular and maxillary rows of teeth meeting when the patient bites down. If a patient does not have a healthy bite, they are struggling with malocclusion.
An overjet is a bite orientation that results from the maxillary central incisors (top center teeth) protruding over the mandibular central incisors (bottom front teeth); this may also be known as “buck teeth” by patients.
A periodontist is a specialist that studies and treats diseases and conditions that affect the supporting structure of teeth.
Pregnancy Gingivitis
Pregnancy gingivitis is gingivitis that results from the common change in hormones during pregnancy that increases blood flow to the gum tissue, increasing sensitivity, irritability and swelling in the gums.

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